Upgrading Active Directory from Server 2000 to SBS 2003?
Posted on 2010-04-05
Currently we are using the following server & clients:-
1. Windows Back office Server 2000 = Installed with AD + DNS + Print Server
2. Windows SBS 2003 = installed with AD + DNS + Exchange 2003 (WITH IN THE SAME DOMAIN BUT SEPARATELY IN DIFFERENT BOX)
3. Windows Backoffice Server 2000 installed with SQL Server (In other box)
4. Windows Backoffice Server 2000 installed with Anti-Virus Server (Trend Micro) (again in other box)
Windows Back office server 2000 is our main DC for domain authentication for domain users & 2003 SBS is used to authenticate outlook.
Now due to so many issues we want to upgrade our domain & we want our main DC as SBS 2003 with Exchange Server 2003.
We have 50 XP Pro users in our domain.
Now is it possible i can install & make it a DC with existing Exchange server & can remove
MS Backoffice Server 2000 from my network with the existing license in a different box.
Will i need to buy CALs for my 50 XP users, 50 outlook users & 25 SQL users?
Kindly advice what all difficulties i will have to face with the appropriate solution,
An earlier reply will be appreciated,